Friday, May 23, 2014

Finds From McKinney

Here are two of my favorite finds from
when I was down in McKinney Texas
a few weeks ago.

The porcelain jar advertises my favorite
tea - English Breakfast. It's a reproduction,
but that's ok with me. It was just $12.

The jar is functional as tea should be kept
in a dark place to maintain the flavor.

I have been avoiding buying any transfer
ware because there's a fine line between
collecting and hoarding, and I think I
cross it too easily.

I was sure if I started buying transferware,
I would get obsessed with it.

But, this little rooster handle got to me so
I promised myself just this one. And at
just $14 it wasn't much of a risk.

Now the dreaded first dish has slipped in.

If you're like me, you know what I'm

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful pieces! I can see why you bought them; I would have bought them, too! : )

  2. If I found those two pieces, I couldn't resist them either. I keep my transferware collecting to the red and white or green and white and they have to be fabulous pieces. That rooster piece is definitely fabulous. Great finds.

    1. Oh no Miss Maggie. You've just given me the idea to start collecting "just a little", which in my world will get out of control. I'll just look at your collection and drool.

  3. What a great find! The tin is so cute and the transfer is, um delightful! The dish under sets it off. Ooolahlah! I love the rooster.

  4. Hi, you hoarder, you....hahhaaa....yep, I do indeed know what you're talkin' about. Seems my things around Sweet Nothings Summer House grow by leaps and bounds...I buy a cute piece of white ironstone and seems by the next morning, it's grown into 5 or 6 more pieces...first thing I know...I've got a new collection. We, us women, must be born with the COLLECTION gene....hahhaaa
    O, and by the way, I just linked to follow you thru Friends Connect....

  5. That is a beautiful transfer ware piece. I think you were justified to buy it.

  6. Rivercrest Cottage,
    You've done it now!!!
    That O N E dish has slipped in. . .and it's amazing!!!
    Love the little handle!
    You can be assured, I'll be watching as more roo transferware arrives upon the scene!!! (wink, wink)

  7. Love your transferware and your tea jar! I love shopping in Old Downtown McKinney! There are treasures galore!

  8. Love the little covered dish. LOL...I think I have crossed the line and some would call me a hoarder!

  9. Love the pieces you found . I would have picked up the one with the rooster on it too. Best of luck with that hoarding addiction. LOL

  10. Oh My!! I would have bought this sweet dish with the little rooster on top too. The perfect little dish! Me too I love the patterns and color on transferwear, Its so easy to start buying the thing we love.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  11. Oh my goodness, both of your treasures are fabuous and I love them. Great prices too.

  12. Who can resist these treats when the price is so good? You'll enjoy them every time you see glad you stopped by my Blog - I enjoy making new blog friends. Ai've signed on to follow you too so I'll be back!

  13. I couldn't have resisted the transferware either, great finds! and what a great price.

  14. These are such beautiful treasures!!! The rooster handle is precious!